Archive for February, 2008

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

No Egg Hatched but All 5 out of 6 Developed

I have had a question today as why when they put in 6 fertile eggs, after 23 days upon checking 1 was just a yolk and 5 were fully formed but did not hatch, what is the problem. I am afraid the problem is caused by too much humidity in the incubator, only 5 of [...]

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

Old Hatchmaker temperature and humidity

What is the temprature for an old brinsea hatchmaker for incubation? The incubation temperature is the same for hens eggs at 37.7 centigrade or 100 farenheit the incubator model really does not matter. When to put water in the rings? Ok this is harder, it really depends on your enviroment so i would suggest getting [...]

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

Incubator Humidity - What should it be?

Humidity in an incubator is a very important issue - as it controls many things but what you need to do is to enable the chicks are the right size to escape the egg. The biggest and I mean biggest cause of eggs hatching in your incubator is humidity that is too high. Humidity for chicken [...]

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

How to store posted hatching eggs

Your eggs have arrived and your incubator has been ready for a day do you put the eggs in straight away? NO when your eggs arrive please DO NOT put them in the incubator straight away this will lead to a dreadful hatching. When your fertile eggs arrive open them so they can breath and [...]

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

How to clean dirty fertile eggs?

To clean eggs if heavily soiled I recommend using a fine sand paper and gently rub off the excess dirt. PLEASE clean your hatching eggs carefully not excessivly shaking as this will lead to early deaths in the shell. If you wish to wash eggs please ensure the water you wash them in is slightly warmer [...]

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Material for a fixed small chicken run

I have been asked again what should I use for ground cover in a fixed chicken run, to be honest I hate fixed chicken runs as diseases and worms can build up here, movable runs are so much better but of course we are not all so lucky. So in this situation I would suggest small chipped [...]

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

New RCOM Incubators

Hello, this is just a little message to say from March 2008 P&T Poultry has taken UK distribution for the RCOM incubator and Brooder range. In 2007 this was held by Brinsea but now we are developing a new range of R-COM 20 seris incubators with different humidity controllers and easier menu usage. We also [...]

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Welcome to P&T Poultry Blog

Hello and welcome to P&T Poultry - The Blog.
We have opened this blog in order to help our customers at P&T Poultry with as many aspects of chicken keeping and chicken rearing as we possibly can.
You are able to make as many comments as you wish but please be aware this is a family site [...]

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